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Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
the board of education of san francisco unified school district revise board policy, 1342 entitled uniform complaint procedures to conform with current law and federal program audit findings of april, 2012. >> there is no therefore... >> thank you very much. >> okay. there is no public speakers signed up for this. any comments or questions or discussion from the board? >> seeing none, roll call please. >> miss lee? >> yes. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> miss maufus >> yes. >> miss mendoza. >> yes. >> murase? >> aye. miss nor tan, wynns. aye. >> six ayes >> item i, board members proposals held for speakers and cards and action, none tonight. >> and now we are up to requests to speak regarding general matters. i believe that there is one speaker. lidia, rayna? >> you have two minutes. >> thank you very much for listening to me. my name is lidia rayna and i am here on behalf of mr. two ng. he has been dealing with the school district and trying to get his son who is a special ed student to be assigned to the school that was referred by his teacher. and he is not at least assigned him to th
SFGTV
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
comprised of the pd department, shape up san francisco and our lead department. they were awarded for forming a pe advocates team that examined the quality and quantity of the pe offered in the san francisco unified school district. we were also recognized for our partnership for our staff award and this went to a program called enhancing young woman's health through university partnerships. it is an innovative program, it is a 12 partnership between ucsf woman's health and usfd school health and wellness centers. i want to thank all of the staff members and all of the staff members from ucsf from their collaboration and particularly to claudia, and steven. speaking of partnerships i would like to call your attention to one of our strongest partnership and that is the bridge to success program. and that is a partnership between the city and county of san francisco, the department of children, youth and families, san francisco unified school districts, city college, and san francisco state university. you will see available out in the foyer, some information regarding this partnership. and the goals of this partnership are actually very simple. the goal is that we want to create a strong college and care
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 8:30pm PDT
for the board of education for october 23rd october, 23012, is called to order. >> commissioner fewer. >> here. >> miss maufus? >> here. >> miss mazzucco and dr. merasi? >> present. >> miss wynns? >> dr. murase? >> here. >> thank you. >> mr. yee? >> present. >> thank you. >> and miss wong here. >> and miss ly. >> here. >> i would like to stand up and joint us for the pledge of allegiance. okay. we are going to we have a fairly nice agenda for today and hopefully we will zip there it. >> item a, approval of board minutes of may, 8, 22, october 9ed. >> any objections? >> seeing none? >> mr. yee. >> yes. miss fewer. >> yes. >> maufus, yes. >> miss norton. >> miss wynn? aye. >> and mr. yee. aye. >> item b. >> presentation of the board of education superintendant report. >> superintendant carranza? >> thank you, members of the board and the public and good evening this evening and i am very excited to say thank you for joining us and as you can tell, we are very, very excited because before i shared my thoughts for the evening, i want to say go giants. >> yes. [ applause ] >> so, we want to congratulate our home town giants on a great, great playoff season. and victory in the world series. so, what i would like to do is share a few comments with you this evening. we were very, very honored, a couple of nights ago to be part of the university of california san francisco community partnership's fourth annual partnership's celebration. this took place on october 18th and i am pleased to announce that two of our collaborations were honored that evening. the first of which was the learner and community partnership award, which went to our physical education partnership and that is comprised of the pd department, shape up san francisco and our lead department. they were awarded for forming a pe advocates team that examined the quality and quantity of the pe offered in the san francisco unified school district. we were also recognized for our partnership for our staff award and this went to a program called enhancing young woman's health through university partnerships. it is an innovative program, it is a 12 partnership between ucsf woman's health and usfd school health and wellness centers. i want to thank all of the staff members and all of the staff members from ucsf from their collaboration and particularly to claudia, and steven. speaking of partnerships i would like to call your attention to one of our strongest partnership and that is the bridge to success program. and that is a partnership between the city and county of san francisco, the department of children, youth and families, san francisco unified school districts, city college, and san francisco state university. you will see available out in the foyer, some information regarding this partnership. and the goals of this partnership are actually very simple. the goal is that we want to create a strong college and career pathway that is pre-k through post secondary in our city. the brochure is available for your information and it will highlight the work and activitis that happens, including a college fair that happens every year, parties for incoming freshman and i want you to know that the last registration party that we held at three different sites enroll for the classes. for more information visit www.bridgetosuccess.org. i want to want marine karo in helping us to make that a reality. and i want to update everyone about the practical steps that we are doing to build the instructional core for our students. one of the core, and you will hear more from the board of education, the redesign of services for our special needs students which we know means looking differently at how we offer our general education services for all students, to support our school in learning and planning around these strategies we have had over 550 of our staff members participate in professional development in ininclusive practices and response to intervention, which we call rti. i am very much looking forward to schools refining and implementing these plans, to help us to continue our culture shift and practices to students providing services for students with disabilities. >> and i want to thank the educate ors who have taken advantage of these professional development opportunities, this is also a reminder to all of our families that we will hold the enrollment fair on saturday november third, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p p.m. at the concourse exhibition center east hall and that is located at 620, 7th street. this is an opportunity to meet the faculty, staff and parents from the sfusd schools and to learn more about what the schools have to offer and more about the enrollment process and help with the questions that the parents may have. >> if you want more information, visit www.sfusd.edu/enroll. i also want to tell you about the articles. and today's article focused on dual language programs in the schools and i encourage you to pull that up on-line and take a hard copy as well. and finally we said again and i will keep reminding folks that tuesday, november the 6th is a very, very important day. and it is election day. so, please remember to go out and vote, please vote your conscience. but whatever you do, vote. you need to vote. and please consider all of the measures on the ballot very carefully. our schools in our state really depend on you voting. finally i am going to end the way that i started my comments, go giants. [ applause ] >> okay. thank you, superintendant. we are going to move on to item c, recognitions and resolutions of commendation. >> i will call on superintendant carranza for awards. >> thank you, president yee, at this point i would like to ask principal michael rical if he is here to come forward and introduce to us our rave distinguished service award recipient for this evening. it is my pleasure to be here as the principal of a middle school but also as a musician and as a student. because the person that i would like to introduce you to today, sherry whitney is not only a teach ner my school, she is also a teacher for me and a teacher that i never had, so i want to thank her for that as well. to give you a little context. she is the band director and when i met her about five years ago i was astonished at her description of what she did. and furthermore, i was surprised at what her students were able to produce. i have been in a lot of middle schools as well and my 17-year-old career and never have i heard of a developing group and it comes out in what they play and how they behalf and how they act and how they work as a unit. how they are able to go into a an organization and go out and get the seats out and clean up everything and it is something that goes beyond just being able to place a piece, it is a cultivation that comes from someone's urgency to use every moment and you don't do that without dedication, you don't create a jazz band that can play at a college level in middle school unless you are there every morning before school with your kids on your own time. you don't do that unless you are willing to go out of your way to raise money for instruments you don't do that unless you are willing to take the adhoc principal and give him lessons because you are going beyond your job description, i am willing to do whatever it takes, because i love it and i want to thank her and introduce her to all of you today. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> i am extremely moved and very touched by this award, i have a list so if you have a baton, and you want to cut me off, just start singing or something, like the academy awards. because that is how i feel. in my career, which has been a long career, i have never had this, anything like this happen to me. i would like to thank the school board for setting up these rave awards, thank you so much. there is all kinds of music teachers out there that all do special jobs. and i'm touched and honored to be singled out among you. can you please rise? if you are a music teach er in this district? >> i would like to say that i appreciate your support as a administrator, we can't do it, it takes a village, doesn't it. of course, my husband is here. you see i am going a bit. you can't give a band director a microphone. my friends and colleagues, the visual and performing arts department in the san francisco unified school district is extremely special, that is rob daniels is back there, can you please rise? thank you so much. and sally, i can call her my great friend. sally ryan. who hired me. and by the way it is her birthday. >> yes. ♪ ♪happy birthday to you ♪ >> louder ♪happy birthday dear, sally. ♪ >> and of course, aim, the association of the ininstructors of music that is extremely special too. i have been a teacher in other district and that is one of the things that makes us special. jillhendricks. and last but not least i feel blessed because i have the most wonderful students in the world and the parents that the parents are just phenomenally great and now i will sit down and be quiet. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you, miss whitney. well deserved. and at this point, i would like to ask orla okief to come forward to introduce to us the rave special service award winners. >> good evening, superintendants and commissioners. i am pleased to be able to announce this awart for the student nutrition team of wilkens and orteza who have been nominated by their colleagues and i would like to read out in what was shared in congratulating them and thanking them for their support. they were nominated because they secured a donation and i don't know if you would like to come here and wait that will be great while we sing your praises. you can feel comfortable. and that they secured a donation 3,000 lunches and snacks for the third annual sf promise college, and career expo and they did not only save more than $5,000, but the donation was delivered and supervised and they helped to supervise the distribution of the meals and some of the qualities, are examplely follow through, and friendly, customer oriented service, strategic out of the box thinking and creative problem solvers and really nice to work with and going way beyond what is expected of them. for the past three years, they have worked to help provide meals for over 3,000 students at this off-site event and they have always had a yes attitude from the beginning and worked hard to accommodate the question. they promised on time and with a smile, but they worked around many complicated parameters. the career expo is the only fair held during school time where we provide transportation for all students and chap rones. most are held in the evenings where only some of the students can get it. this ensures that all of the students have access and the nutrition team believes in the concept of the event and wanted to be sure that all of the students got a nutritious lunch for the day, and they are thanked very much for doing that. >> thank you, so much, that was a very shocking honor to have this... >> this never s
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 4:30pm PDT
of the instructional materials hearing held on october 9, 2012, each pupil in the san francisco unified school district has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in math, science, history, and social science and english arts and including the component of an adopted program and be it further resolved that each has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in foreign languages and health classes and that the high schools have science, laboratory equipment, available related to the core science classes. >> no public speakers signed up for this. comments from the board? >> seeing none? roll call please. >> thank you, miss ly. >> yes. >> fewer? >> yes. >> maufus >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. >> norton, wynns. >> aye. >> item m, discussion of other educational issues done tonight, consent calendar resolutions removed at previous meeting, for second reading and action, none tonight. item 0, consent on calendar moved and seconded under section f. roll call please. >> miss ly. yes. >> and miss fewer. >> yes. >> maufus? >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes, except on items k2, an
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
concludes on october 15th after indigenous people's day and the san francisco unified school district includes over 3500 students in the schools, the grades prek to 12. many of who contribute not only the cultural traditions but the spanish language to enrich the lives of all students and significant number of school district employees from classroom teachers to para professionals to facility and staff and principal and administrators including mr. carranza share this heritage, where in particular, the latin american teacher association has since 1970 established as the mission to promote bi lingual and to advocate for achievement through family conferences honorable celebration and college fares, whereas the annual scholarship dinner, it has provided thousands of dollars to scholarships to deserving inner city, particularly those who cannot enroll in college without financial help. therefore be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district come mends the school district on the 2012, heritage month for dedicated effort to celebrate and to empower
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 3:00am PDT
>> regular meeting of the board of education for the unified school district for october 9, is now called to order. >> roll call >> miss fewer? >> here. >> miss mendoza, here. >> miss wins? >> here. >> miss ly. >> here. >> thank you. >> you may join me in the pledge of allegiance. lye,. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> dr. merasi? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> six ayes. >> thank you. >> presentation to the board of education superintendents report tonight, your thoughts for the evening. >> thank you president yee and good evening, everyone. i hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend this weekend in san francisco. it is definitely filled with exciting activities. we are so fortunate to live in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff throughout san francisco. we have the opportunity to enjoy a morning concert with some of the festival's greatest artists in an open air arena where everyone has fresh air. our students had a great time. i can report to the board and to the public that there was lots of singing and dancing, that took place. and i also want to thank the organizers of the harley strictly blue grass festival and our amazing team of district employees, lead and supported by mary richards in our human resources department for another exciting festival. well run. if you can imagine transporting 3,000 students in a 30-minute time frame and picking them up and taking them to school and every sing of one of them making it back, you can understand the logistics involved. so thank you very much. >> would i like to mention that this friday i had the honor and opportunity to attend the 44th anniversary of the mission language and vocational school award dinner and i want to on behalf of the school district appreciate the great work of this organization and the way that it has done for 44 years to serve the language and the job needs of our community. i think that a good time was had by all and many of us were there and it was a true honor to be there among so many san francisco ans who have dedicated so many years to serving the community. on saturday it was my opportunity as well to attend the teachers for social justice conference that was held at mission high school. i can report that the conference had over 300 participants including many across the country and i think that some from new york reported being here just for that conference. it was exciting to see of the many things that happened, the learning that happened across many schools and many of our own educators that were presenting to other educate ors during that time period. so congratulations to the organizers of the conference this past saturday. as you know, our school and school side councils are busy analyzing the cst scores and other measure to refine the balance score cards for this coming year. at the central office level we have been analyzing the data to determine how to strengthen the support that we provide to schools we encourage parents to are involved in the score card process and encourage to you have your voice heard that is the blueprint for your schools actions so your voice is critically important. i want the public to know that we will be releasing key documents tomorrow to our board of education members and the public via our website that will outline the organization and support structure as we move forward. and as you know one of the questions that we have been asked is how are we going to continue to support schools moving forward? and so, be on the look out for that information. and as a final teaser, last but not least, we look forward to sharing some very good news in the next couple of days certaining our students and schools performance once the embargoed api data, academic performance data has been lifted that will be lifted on thursday. and i am optimistic that you will be as pleased with the news as i am. and i can just say that everyone should be smiling from ear to ear and very grateful that we live in san francisco. so, just a little teaser for you and, more information to come on thursday. with that i want to wish everyone a wonderful evening this evening. >> thank you superintendent carranza >> item c, recognitions and resolutions of come men daysing, today we have the come men daysing of the latin american teachers association, on the occasion of hispanic heritage month offered by commissioner emily murase and nor ma yee. >> is there a motion? >> so moved. >> reading the resolution, by the author, commissioner murase? >> yes, i will just be relevant passages. in comment daysing. whereas it has been celebrated national by since 1988 september 15th to mark the independence day on september 15th as well as mexico, september 16th and chile september 18th and concludes on october 15th after indigenous people's day and the san francisco unified school district includes over 3500 students in the schools, the grades prek to 12. many of who contribute not only the cultural traditions but the spanish language to enrich the lives of all students and significant number of school district employees from classroom teachers to para professionals to facility and staff and principal and administrators including mr. carranza share this heritage, where in particular, the latin american teacher association has since 1970 established as the mission to promote bi lingual and to advocate for achievement through family conferences honorable celebration and college fares, whereas the annual scholarship dinner, it has provided thousands of dollars to scholarships to deserving inner city, particularly those who cannot enroll in college without financial help. therefore be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district come mends the school district on the 2012, heritage month for dedicated effort to celebrate and to empower latino educators and family to be sure that the school district is responsive to the community. and i also want to acknowledge secretary, ester casco. [ applause ] >> so there is no public speakers for the sign up for this. any comments from the board? >> commissioner mendoza? >> i do want to comment and i want to thank both of you for bringing this forward and it is an important acknowledgment in our community in i want to acknowledge that our mayor as well as speaker pelosi is celebrating over at city hall as we speak and we will be excusing our very own superintendent because he will be receiving the education award on behalf of honoring the month this evening. congratulations. >> miss, lee, yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, and the giants won, 1 to 1. >> thank you. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> is there a representative from lata here in >> yes. >> hello. hi, there, my name is loreta tores and i am the president of lata and one thing that i want to say is thank you so much. for this recognition, it is a... what happened to my team here? there is our vice president, morales and she is the past president and then next to her is mahi who is our secretary and our steadfast, you know, part of the cheer leaders and this is our grassroots. it is a small organization, but our membership is of 200 teachers and that middle money that we collect every month we have been doing it since 1970, it just proves that when we spend about 7 to 10 high school latinos, mostly undocumented, with a little money in their pocket to make it to college. thank you, very, very, much. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> all right. that was great. >> item d, student delegate's report? >> we didn't have a meeting since the last board meeting so we don't have much to update. however, our committees have begun to meet, so we look forward to hearing the report out at our meeting tomorrow. and we are super excited to have superintendent carranza, but he is not here. visit our meeting on october 22nd. we are also concerned about the athrough g requirements and the number of african american latinos and samoan students who are not on track to graduate in 2014 and we would like to do whatever they can to be part of this movement and moving forward. we, although, fac has a meeting tomorrow, we are co-sponsoring the board of education form tomorrow, october 10th at college track. for 301 third street from 5 to 8 p.m. >> thank you. student delegate. ly. >> item e, parent advisory council report? pac representatives? >> good evening. all. >> my name is roy fostan and i have two kids in the public school system and one is nine at sheraton elementary and the other one is 13 at herbert hoover, and i want to say jr. high, but it is herbert hoover middle school. actually i went there. any way, we know that you are moving forward with this process with the ag school graduation requirements and we have heard parents and students talking about this and the pac just wants to echo the urgency to address this problem. and we want to know how we can be involved in this. >> i just want to add, the staff and the parent advisory council here for georgia brat who has two sick children at home. and as everyone else said we are the pac is very concerned about the students who are not on track to graduate. we know that you are meeting and working on this and have a plan, we are also going to meet with district staff soon, to ask the many questions that we have to figure out what the parent advisory council with do to help be more involved in this issue. and in fact there are so many important initiatives happening in the district even if you narrowed it from 13 priorities down to 6. we just can never really talk indepth about all of the issues in regular pac meetings and so we are starting to have a series of community briefings to meet with the staff to go more in depth about the issues and focusing on more than one issue at a time >> tomorrow is the first time and we are meeting with carla brayant to here about the early education programs and how to better align the pre-k with elementary schools. we invite other kind of partner groups that we work with, to just kind of give an opportunity for other family and education advocate to have indepth discussion about important issues in the district. over the rest of the fall and the winter we are going to have more of these briefings and we are going to be meeting to hear about the low plan and the services for english learns and also here about the special education services are changing to be more ininclusive and we will be doing that throughout this year. >> okay. thank you. >> okay any comments? any questions from the board? >> commissioner fewer? >> thank you, president yee. thank you for your report. i wanted to know if you had received copies of the presentation that was at the select committee meeting and also at the curriculum committee meeting on special education and we also looked at, at that time, i think that you were there ruth and we talked about the disproportionality of african americans under the emotionally disturbed diagnosis and also we got some new information from dr. blonco that i think dr. crawford would you mind sending the pac the information that we requested at that meeting it is actually fascinating and i think that you will find it interesting also. any of the information that we received, having to do with achievement and the african americans about graduation, also around education and if you would not mind sending a copy to the pac so that since they are interested they will have the most information. >> also if you would not mind sending it to the delegates since the report and it seems like they are very interested in this issue. thank you. >> yes, actually, thank you commissioner fewer. pac members and myself have been at all of these meetings of the two curriculum committee meetings and this select meeting at city hall and that is why the pac actually voted last month that this issue of a-g requirements and addressing the students that are not atrack that is one of our priority issues of for this year. and so we have a hard copy of all of the materials and it probably would be helpful if we had them electronically. >> i just wanted to mention that we are going to revisit this at every curriculum committee meeting. so if you have, if the pac has questions that they would like to bring forth and if you discuss things and you want more information or you want a specific aspect of this, being presented on by staff, feel free to e-mail it to me and since i am the chair i am happy to put it on the agenda. >> thank you. >> thanks for your interest. >> okay. thank you, thank you for your report. >> thank you. >> let's move on to item f, public comment and consent items. i don't have anybody signed up for this. so, item g. consent calendar? is there a motion and a second on a consent calendar? >> motion. >> second. >> any items withdrawn or who is speaking for the superintendent? deputy mayor? deputy, mayor... >> thank you president lee. >> i respectfully decline. i don't believe that there are any items to correct or withdraw. >> any items removed by the board? >> any items severed by the board for discussion and vote tonight? >> roll call? >> vote, will take place under a section 0. item h? superintendent's proposal. moved and seconded on september,... this is 1, 29-sp1, revision to board policy, bp, 1342, uniform complaint procedures. it was moved and seconded on september 25th. and it has already gone through the committee and has forwarded back to the board with a positive recommendation and so a reading by the super indent tent or mr. davis. >> good evening, commissioners, what you have before you, is superintendent's propassal 129-25 sp1, second reading, revision to board policy, 1342, uniform complaint procedures and requested action is that the board of education of san francisco unified school district revise board policy, 1342 entitled uniform complaint procedures to conform with current law and federal program audit findings of april, 2012. >> there is no therefore... >> thank you very much. >> okay. there is no public speakers signed up for this. any comments or questions or discussion from the board? >> seeing none, roll call please. >> miss lee? >> yes. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> miss maufus >> yes. >> miss mendoza. >> yes. >> murase? >> aye. miss nor tan, wynns. aye. >> six ayes >> item i, board members proposals held for speakers and cards and action, none tonight. >> and now we are up to requests to speak regarding general matters. i believe that there is one speaker. lidia, rayna? >> you have two minutes. >> thank you very much for listening to me. my name is lidia rayna and i am here on behalf of mr. two ng. he has been dealing with the school district and trying to get his son who is a special ed student to be assigned to the school that was referred by his teacher. and he is not at least assigned him to the school in his neighborhood so that he can attend with his older siblings. right now he is being bused across town to marina and we are just asking for help. we have talked to many, many administrators in the district and nobody will help us. the family, mr. strong and mrs. strong have been spending a lot of time off of work to come and have meetings. nobody will meet with him, with them, and they will not give them an explanation as to why their son is bused across town when he needs to be at least with his older siblings. >> excuse me. where is the older siblings going? >> geonani? >> the older sibling in geonani? >> is miss... who is... would somebody take care, thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> i appreciate it. >> okay, item, i think that was it, for public speakers. item k, advisory... that is it. item k, advisory committee report, appointments to advisory committees by board members. any appointments by board members right now? >> okay. item l. special order of business. i now call the public hearing and adoption tentative agreement and the related public disclosure document between the district and liuna, gardeners and laborers local, 261, is there a motion and a second? >> so moved. >> second. >> reading of the recommendations by tamarese. >> thank you, president yee. >> this item comes before the board and we ask you to accept the tentative agreement made between the district and our gardeners and laborers as well as the accompanying public disclosure document. i want to thank the bargaining teams for both the district and the gardener's and labors under there courtney's direction, thank you. >> there were no public speaks rs that signed up, any comments by the board? >> roll call, please. >> thank you. >> mis ly. >> yes. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> miss mauf us. >> yes. >> miss mendoza. >> alicia winterstein. >> murase. >> aye. and wynns. >> alicia winterstein. >> aye. >> 18 through 25, we will begin by calling the public hearing of sufficiency of textbooks instructional materials for 2012-2013, as required by the education code of section 60119. may i hear a motion and a second. >> so moved. >> the code. >> okay. got you. >> reading the recommendation by sanctos. >> good evening. daisy sanctos, supervisor and we are asking you to approve the resolution regarding the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials as required by education code section 60119. and i will read the therefore, be it result. therefore be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district has determined that as of the instructional materials hearing held on october 9, 2012, each pupil in the san francisco unified school district has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in math, science, history, and social science and english arts and including the component of an adopted program and be it further resolved that each has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in foreign languages and health classes and that the high schools have science, laboratory equipment, available related to the core science classes. >> no public speakers signed up for this. comments from the board? >> seeing none? roll call please. >> thank you, miss ly. >> yes. >> fewer? >> yes. >> maufus >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. >> norton, wynns. >> aye. >> item m, discussion of other educational issues done tonight, consent calendar resolutions removed at previous meeting, for second reading and action, none tonight. item 0, consent on calendar moved and seconded under section f. roll call please. >> miss ly. yes. >> and miss fewer. >> yes. >> maufus? >> yes. >> mendoza.
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> regular meeting of the board of education for the unified school district for october 9, is now called to order. >> roll call >> miss fewer? >> here. >> miss mendoza, here. >> miss wins? >> here. >> miss ly. >> here. >> thank you. >> you may join me in the pledge of allegiance. lye,. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> dr. merasi? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> six ayes. >> thank you. >> presentation to the board of education superintendents report tonight, your thoughts for the evening. >> thank you president yee and good evening, everyone. i hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend this weekend in san francisco. it is definitely filled with exciting activities. we are so fortunate to live in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff throughout san francisco. we have the opportunity to enjoy a morning concert with some of the festival's greatest artists in an open air arena where everyone has fresh air. our students had a great time. i can report to the board and to the public that there was lots of singing and dancing, that took place. and i also want to thank the organizers of the harley strictly blue grass festival and our amazing team of district employees, lead and supported by mary richards in our human resources department for another exciting festival. well run. if you can imagine transporting 3,000 students in a 30-minute time frame and picking them up and taking them to school and every sing of one of them making it back, you can understand the logistics involved. so thank you very much. >> would i like to mention that this friday i had the honor and opportunity to attend the 44th anniversary of the mission language and vocational school award dinner and i want to on behalf of the school district appreciate the great work of this organization and the way that it has done for 44 years to serve the language and the job needs of our community. i think that a good time was had by all and many of us were there and it was a true honor to be there among so many san francisco ans who have dedicated so many years to serving the community. on saturday it was my opportunity as well to attend the teachers for social justice conference that was held at mission high school. i can report that the conference had over 300 participants including many across the country and i think that some from new york reported being here just for that conference. it was exciting to see of the many things that happened, the learning that happened across many schools and many of our own educators that were presenting to other educate ors during that time period. so congratulations to the organizers of the conference this past saturday. as you know, our school and school side councils are busy analyzing the cst scores and other measure to refine the balance score cards for this coming year. at the central office level we have been analyzing the data to determine how to strengthen the support that we provide to schools we encourage parents to are involved in the score card process and encourage to you have your voice heard that is the blueprint for your schools actions so your voice is critically important. i want the public to know that we will be releasing key documents tomorrow to our board of education members and the public via our website that will outline the organization and support structure as we move forward. and as you know one of the questions that we have been asked is how are we going to continue to support schools moving forward? and so, be on the look out for that information. and as a final teaser, last but not least, we look forward to sharing some very good news in the next couple of days certaining our students and schools performance once the embargoed api data, academic performance data has been lifted that will be lifted on thursday. and i am optimistic that you will be as pleased with the news as i am. and i can just say that everyone should be smiling from ear to ear and very grateful that we live in san francisco. so, just a little teaser for you and, more information to come on thursday. with that i want to wish everyone a wonderful evening this evening. >> thank you superintendent carranza >> item c, recognitions and resolutions of come men daysing, today we have the come men daysing of the latin american teachers association, on the occasion of hispanic heritage month offered by commissioner emily murase and nor ma yee. >> is there a motion? >> so moved. >> reading the resolution, by the author, commissioner murase? >> yes, i will just be relevant passages. in comment daysing. whereas it has been celebrated national by since 1988 september 15th to mark the independence day on september 15th as well as mexico, september 16th and chile september 18th and concludes on october 15th after indigenous people's day and the san francisco unified school district includes over 3500 students in the schools, the grades prek to 12. many of who contribute not only the cultural traditions but the spanish language to enrich the lives of all students and significant number of school district employees from classroom teachers to para professionals to facility and staff and principal and administrators including mr. carranza share this heritage, where in particular, the latin american teacher association has since 1970 established as the mission to promote bi lingual and to advocate for achievement through family conferences honorable celebration and college fares, whereas the annual scholarship dinner, it has provided thousands of dollars to scholarships to deserving inner city, particularly those who cannot enroll in college without financial help. therefore be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district come mends the school district on the 2012, heritage month for dedicated effort to celebrate and to empower latino educators and family to be sure that the school district is responsive to the community. and i also want to acknowledge secretary, ester casco. [ applause ] >> so there is no public speakers for the sign up for this. any comments from the board? >> commissioner mendoza? >> i do want to comment and i want to thank both of you for bringing this forward and it is an important acknowledgment in our community in i want to acknowledge that our mayor as well as speaker pelosi is celebrating over at city hall as we speak and we will be excusing our very own superintendent because he will be receiving the education award on behalf of honoring the month this evening. congratulations. >> miss, lee, yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, and the giants won, 1 to 1. >> thank you. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> is there a representative from lata here in >> yes. >> hello. hi, there, my name is loreta tores and i am the president of lata and one thing that i want to say is thank you so much. for this recognition, it is a... what happened to my team here? there is our vice president, morales and she is the past president and then next to her is mahi who is our secretary and our steadfast, you know, part of the cheer leaders and this is our grassroots. it is a small organization, but our membership is of 200 teachers and that middle money that we collect every month we have been doing it since 1970, it just proves that when we spend about 7 to 10 high school latinos, mostly undocumented, with a little money in their pocket to make it to college. thank you, very, very, much. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> all right. that was great. >> item d, student delegate's report? >> we didn't have a meeting since the last board meeting so we don't have much to update. however, our committees have begun to meet, so we look forward to hearing the report out at our meeting tomorrow. and we are super excited to have superintendent carranza, but he is not here. visit our meeting on october 22nd. we are also concerned about the athrough g requirements and the number of african american latinos and samoan students who are not on track to graduate in 2014 and we would like to do whatever they can to be part of this movement and moving forward. we, although, fac has a meeting tomorrow, we are co-sponsoring the board of education form tomorrow, october 10th at college track. for 301 third street from 5 to 8 p.m. >> thank you. student delegate. ly. >> item e, parent advisory council report? pac representatives? >> good evening. all. >> my name is roy fostan and i have two kids in the public school system and one is nine at sheraton elementary and the other one is 13 at herbert hoover, and i want to say jr. high, but it is herbert hoover middle school. actually i went there. any way, we know that you are moving forward with this process with the ag school graduation requirements and we have heard parents and students talking about this and the pac just wants to echo the urgency to address this problem. and we want to know how we can be involved in this. >> i just want to add, the staff and the parent advisory council here for georgia brat who has two sick children at home. and as everyone else said we are the pac is very concerned about the students who are not on track to graduate. we know that you are meeting and working on this and have a plan, we are also going to meet with district staff soon, to ask the many questions that we have to figure out wh
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support of affirming the san francisco unified school district commitment to eradicating bullying equipping students with anti-bullying tools by murase and student delegates ly and wong. >> is there a motion and a second. >> item so moved. >> second. >> roll call, please. >> ly. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> maufus. >> dr. murasi. >> miss norton and wynns >> aye. >> and yee. >> i want to explain that either we or the board or the super intent ant supports it for the first screening it usually goes for a second reading and it goes to committee and so forth. so in order to have a vote on it tonight, we will suspend the rule and once we suspend the rules for that, and we okay it, that means that we are going to air it tonight. so that is what we do. >> so is there a motion to second for this resolution? >> so moved. >> second. >> reading by the commissioner murase or student delegate. >> would i like to read the first whereas and ask the student to read the last three graphs. >> whereas according to the department of education school bullies has become purchase vaiiv
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
>> good evening. so this is the regular meeting of the board of education of san francisco unified school district for september 25, 2012 is now called to order. roll call please. (roll call). >> thank you. >> if you would like to join us for the pledge of allegiance. pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. okay. i get the first word. giants go. another world series champion. okay. seriously let's get back to the agenda. item a approval of board minutes for the regular minutes of march 13, 2012, august 14, 2012, september 11, 2012. is there a motion for all three? >> [inaudible] >> is there a second. >> second. >> any corrections? roll call please. >> thank you. >> yes. >> ms. (roll call. that is six aye's. >> thank you. presentations to the board of education superintendent report. superintendent carranza your thoughts for the evening. >> great thank you president yee. ladies and gentlemen and all of our parents listening at home. i wish you a good evening. thank you for being here in the board room. just a
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i thought that was an interesting play on how these people make these adjustments, half to create home. what is home for these people? the home is their cell. people talk a lot about noise -- very noisy in prisons. that is interesting to me. looking at the communication level, the rise of frustration of being caged, wondering, where does redemption fit into the equation here? [singing] i think both of us really believe the death penalty is wrong, and is flawed for many reasons. the list is as long as my arm -- about several others. we feel this is important for both of us, personally, to participate in the debate of this issue in a way that we can help people frame it for a conversation. >> good evening. so this is the regular meeting of the board of education of san francisco unified school district for september 25, 2012 is now called to order. roll call please. (roll call). >> thank you. >> if you would like to join us for the pledge of allegiance. pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. okay. i get the first word. giants go. another world series champion. okay. seriously let's get back to the agenda. item a approval of board minutes for the regular minutes of march 13, 2012, august 14, 2012, september 11, 2012. is there a motion for all three? >> [inaudible] >> is there a second. >> second. >> any corrections? roll call please. >> thank you. >> yes. >> ms. (roll call. that is six aye's. >> thank you. presentations to the board of education superintendent report. superintendent carranza your thoughts for the evening. >> great thank you president yee. ladies and gentlemen and all of our parents listening at home. i wish you a good evening. thank you for being here in the board room. just a few thoughts to share with you. we are coming upon a very special election in the next few weeks and people will have an opportunity to vote and as you're deciding on candidates and ballot measures to vote for i would like to draw your attention to proposition 30 and 38. with the understanding that if these prop propositions pass they have significant impact on funding. if neither one passes financial resources will be greatly diminished for schools in california and specifically here in san francisco. the lodge cuts include that we will be forced to shorten the school year by five days this year and nine days next year in addition to the substantial cuts that will be at school sites and for students. i want to encourage all of you to vote in the election. vote your witness but there's vote. the. >> >> schools of association or wasp as they are known in the district is accreditation process that all schools do to award diplomas. six high schools under went accreditation last spring and if you have never been through one it's a process that is rigorous and consists of teams from each school and reviewing academic achievement, structures and parent will involvement and community involvement among things. all of high schools reviewed in this cycle were credited and i would like to thank the administrators and staff of these schools for making us proud at having a great afyr' the accreditation meetings. i also would like to thank everyone that participated in the national bully summit. you may recall that the san francisco school district was selected as the host for the summit and students attended the movie equal bully" on september 13. i had the privilege of being in attendance with a group of students that viewed the movie and i have to tell you they were absolutely phenomenal. they were attentive, respective, rereverent when they should be and that maybe a sign -- i'm worried. >> cut him off. >> and i think they were very jub lant at times when they should be jubilant. we had the privilege by being addressed by the director and our mayor, ed lee and the united states attorney for the northern district melinda hague. i can't begin to express how impact the time was for all and i have no doubt our students will make examples on campuses and making a difference in others and finally we have a presentation for the student performance gains over the last five years. without stealing the thunder from the presenters later this evening i am happy to say our students are learning at greater levels than before. while we take this evening to celebrate there is much to be done and we count on everyone to focus on student learning as we move forward in difficult economic times and with they would like to echo the words of the board president, "go giants" . >> thank you superintendent. so let's go over to item c, recognitions and resolutions of accommodation. again superintendent carranza for the rave awards. >> thank you president yee. we have two recognitions one comondation this evening so i would like to call for the rave service award and ms. rico from cesar chavez school. >> good evening president yee, superintendent carandza, number of the board and public. i am honored and proud to award carol wood our secretary at cesar chavez. she has served the district for 20 and a half years. she is bilingual in spanish and american sign language. she's an incredibly cherished and loved member of our community, and she has seen many generations of students and parents, and i am proud and behalf of the community to present this award to her. congratulations carol. [applause] >> thank you very much. >> congratulations. >> thank you. i just want to say over these 20 years seven principals and all the change they have seen i feel very lucky to have been at one school for all those years. i had a few summer school assignments at different sites but i love cesar chavez and it's pretty exciting to me working with the children of the children who were there in 1992 when i began. this is a great honor. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] >> and we have a special rave award for special service, and to make that presentation i would like to ask principal doug dent to please make the presentation. >> thank you superintendent carranza. benjamin morrow came to this middle school the year after i arrived and if we had been successful to a large extent it's because of people like him. he is a counselor, parexcellence and it is a pleasure that i have to introduce to you mr. benjamin rambrow. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. i know how many dynamic dedicated educators there are in this district so i am extremely honored to receive this. i am really proud of all the work and the significant progress we have made over the last few years and i think that is attributed to outstanding leadership so i want to thank my principal, my friend, doug bent and thank you very much. this means a lot to me. [applause] >> thank you for both of you coming in and being recognized. it's a great privilege and i was actually a teacher at horght thon it was called prior to you getting there, so let's see. we have another resolution here, and a comondidation for the support of families with children with disability. is there a motion? >> so moved. >> and a second? >> second. >> okay. reading of the resolution by author commissioner. >> in support of the families with children with disabilities and i will read the relevant paragraphs. whereas in 1982 support for families with disabilities has offered information, education and parent to parent support free of charge to families with children with kind of disability or health care need in san francisco and whereas the agency has benefited the special needs families of the san francisco unified school district by providing phone line and drop in services as well as workshops, resources, referrals and guidance in english, spanish and can ton easy and mandarin and support for families had the mentor program and a training session for the english and spanish speaking parents seeking to improve their special education knowledge and self advocacy skills resulting in 22 new leer trained 11 english speaking, 11 spanish speaking mentors who are knowledgeable about what special education is and what it's not. who is eligible? the types of services provided, the time lines, the six principles and other topics and whereas a school district continues to pursue the goal of fully inclusive learning environment for students with special needs we recognize the deep and rich partnership for students with special needs shared with key agencies such as families with children with disabilities and host the advisory committee for special education ten times per year. therefore be resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district recognizes support for children with disabilities to be celebrated this friday, september 28, for the agency's tremendous contributions to supporting san francio public school students and their families through the many activities throughout the year. [applause] >> thank you commissioner. i don't see any public speakers for this. is there a public speaker that didn't sign up? you may come up anyways because you're going to be receiving it, but are there comments from the board first? and then we will bring you up. >> i just want to say that the school district relies on many different organizations but really this agency in particular touches so many of our families that i am pleased to recognize the 30th anniversary for the event on friday. >> commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. i want to thank you and 30 years is a wonderful time and we look forward to working with you for 30 years more at least and i would like to admy name to the resolution and accommodation. i think we all want want congratulations. >> commissioner maw faws. >> thank you and if you wouldn't mind but i also want to congratulate you all and not just here at the board of education where we see your work but really i see it in the community just the connective tissue where you touch other community based organizations and other places where families are and i have seen it so many times so congratulations to your outreach and how far you stretch across san francisco and beyond so thank you very much. >> commissioner wynn. >> thank you. i just want to thank you and you know tell you how grateful i have been to work with you for a long time and look forward to it in the future. congratulations. >> i also want to say thanks so much for just being a wonderful resource to parents helping them to navigate a really hard system to understand. when i was working as a director of parent org nieging i referred many families to support for family and thank you very much and congratulations and on to another 30 years of service. thanks. >> superintendent carranza. >>i would like to add my congratulations of the board and juneau thank you so much on behalf of the thousands of children you have helped and the families you have helped. we have tremendous work ahead of us but we know we can accomplish it because we have wonderful partners like you so thank you very much. >> so i guess i get the last word. juno, it's incredible what you have done. i am so proud of you and the organization. for the odd densz that don't know this i was in the sister organization at the birth of this organization was formed and it was just her and her and her, and look at what it's now, the impact it's had. it's great for me personally to see the growth and what you have done for our families so congratulations. what do i do now? voting. w÷w÷ >> thank you commissioner. ( roll call). >> you have six aye's. [applause] >> i honestly didn't expect that but thank you guys. and it wasn't just me. i actually started at support for families as a parent using its services, but thank you. i had a long thing i was going to say but i'm going to shorten it and i just want to say as a representative of families of children with disabilities for the first time in a really long time we are feeling hopeful, and it's because we are working in a school district that understands the challenges of the children and families and is actually doing something about it. the fact that you say every child has the right to be well educated and actually implement strategies that going to make that happen we are forever grateful, so thank you guys, and thank you for the comondation but thank you for being such an awesome partner and yeah, 30 more years. [applause] >> may i briefly say something. i am lori and also a parent with a child with special needs and a parent mentor and board member of support for families and eight years ago and juno and this organization was the bridge that we needed to make sure my daughter had the most hopeful brightest future and i really rely on the organization and see the work they're doing and the bridges they're building and thank you for being an equal partner in that and i wish everyone who has a love one with a question about a child with special needs or health care issues and please go on line and go to support for families with children with disabilities and thank you so much for acan advo scat for us. it's wonderful. >> thank you. >> okay. that was fun. going rld is delegate's report. it's windy ly and megan wong. >> student body and theresa quinnian are having anti-bullying day on october first and asking students across the district to support them by wearing blue. with all the recent work the district has done to stop dullying we would love for everyone to keep the momentum up and support this day. >> our nearly elected has updated the social media and follow us at twitter and at base book. juch search student advisory council and also on tub lar. >> we talked about issues in the committees and some that we would like to learn more about like what is takes to serve a nutritional meals at school? how is the amount of money each school receives determines? how can we offer more ap and honor courses at our schools. >> what is the time line for renovation for schools that haven't been renovated yet? as the committees medwe would like sfusd staff to present on these issues and we look forward to learning more. we have also cosponsoring the board of education forum with the coleman advocates and other community partner and bayville and more details will be followed. >> thank you. item e, parent advisory council report. pap representative. >> good evening commissioners. thank you for the time. i am tony telrico and my daughter is at sunset elementary school. she's a joyful learner and proud of her school community. this is my year on the pac so i'm a month in and we had two engaging meetings so far. we are looking forward to working there. it's to represent parent voices and perspective to inform of board of education policies and this will address our issues for this school year and our process for developing action plans to pursue those issues. the pac looked at data about student achievement over the past several years, identify ways to engage families to strengthen the district's initiatives and reviewing major questions and concerns that heard from families during our community conversations that the pac has conducted over the last few years. at the beginning of this school year the pac members met with superintendent carranza to learn more about the district's initiative to support students and educators and to close the achievement gap. in our meetings last week the pac members talked about many issues that we could work on this year and we voted to identify the most important issues that we should address and pursue. the pac's requirity issues for this year are implementation of the district's family engagement plan including mechanisms for district accountability to families, parent and community engagement in the superintendent's zone initiatives and the bay view mission western edition and bernel heights communities. continuing our work in strengthening implementation of restorative practices, to improve school climates and reduce student suspensions and in fact in the coming week we have two conversations scheduled at visitation valley elementary school on friday and at sunnyside elementary school on monday to address and in fact discussion around restorative practices at those schools. ensuring that students are successful prepared at the high the graduation requirements so that those students are ready for both college and career. also implementation of the law plan and for after equal after school programs. >> >> and effectively align the programs that are managed by brief as after school programs. >> >> pac members were also interested in additional issues including updating the wellness policy for sfusd in conjunction with the food and finance advisory committee and approving special education services, addressing the inequities of school based fundraising and strengthening school site government structures particularly school site councils and english learner la advisory committees. once we established those as priority initiatives we signed up to project teams to focus on the issues. teach team will propose the plans for the pac's work and then reviewed by the entire pac group. some of these projects as i mentioned before will be a continuation of our work from last year and prior years. in deciding what issues we would work on, and how to work on them, one of the most important questions for us as a pac was how we could be effective in supporting positive change for the district especially in our efforts to close the ongoing gaps in opportunity and achievement between different pop populations of children across sfusd. we'll meet with district staff and other advocates to look at ways we can work together to engage families and community members in pursuit of these initiatives and look forward to working with you, the board of education commissioners to discussion these issues in-depth and help shape our work and present parent perspectives how we can help students to succeed. >> okay thank you. any comments? questions? commissioner maufas. >> thank you very much for presenting today. i just wanted to say i know that the parent advisory council has been instrumental in helping with the restorative practices and moving it forward throughout the san francisco unified school district community among parents. i am happy you made the family engagement plan a priority. i believe you will instrumental that we bring it to fruition and i am happy to see that you're on board with that and i look forward to interim reports in how we're doing and that is key in this process. thank you very much. >> commissioner murase. >> thank you for that report. could you remind us when you meet? >> yes. our meeting dates this year are wednesday's and i believe it's the second wednesday of the month coming up. i can clarify that and get back to you formally with the date. >> but you also meet here at 555 franklin. >> yes the third floor of this building. >> okay great. any other
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harris. i am a san francisco resident, also a native san franciscan. i have four children in the san francisco unified school district, at george washington carver elementary school, and martin luther king school. i'm the president of the ptsa at my child's elementary school and a member of coleman advocacy for children and youth. i am here today to talk about the achievement gap and how our african-american children are falling behind and how the gap is growing between african-american children as a group. this summer i took part in a leadership academy with coleman advocacy and learned that more than 65% of african-american children in the districts are not proficient in language, arts and math, while caucasian children looks nothing like ours. i also learned about the school to prison pipeline and the result achievement gap plays. our african-american children fall forced and get pushed into prison because the district has not taken the time to sit down with the little african-american boys and girls and really invest in them. more needs to be done before it is too late. it is important. our children's li
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
free learning environment. be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district on the occasion of anti-bullying month reaffirms the commitment to erraticate bullying. and be it further resolved that the student family community support department will distribute lessons, posters, collaborate with our family partners and work with school staff to implement school-wide activities in october as well as in november. which has been identified as violence prevention, sign up for safety month at the san francisco unified school district. >> thank you. >> so i believe that there are two people to sign up for this item. and i want to remind the speakers that when they do make the public statements we keep the names out of their statements regardless if it is a student or employee or other people. this is our civilty that we would like to keep at the board of education. so these two speakers that are going to come up, i believe, and sign up lori more and anna sevister. >> >> okay. my name is lori moore, you have all heard from me for weeks with e-mails and calls
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this hearing today to discuss the budget whoas also of the san francisco unified school district and how city partners helped us out of a very deep hole and continue to help keep us afloat and offer services to our students. i think another thing nancy wamack could maybe refresh us on is maybe that if the november ballot measures do not pass, we the governor has talked about additional school days cut. nancy, would you like to elaborate on that number, please? >> sure, commissioner. in the final version of the budget they changed the particular item to allow for an additional 15 days per year that could be cut rather than across 15 days the cross two years in january and may is version. state is now allowing up to 20 days per year to be cut from the school and from the school year, which is obviously atrocious. >> right. that would mean one month of school not being in session. this is really the state recommendation on how we should balance our budget is cut one month of instructions. that is just crazy and inexcusable. but i want to speak a little bit about what extra funds mig
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some point having been an employee of the san francisco unified school district, my hope and my intent as we tackle some very difficult issues which impact all of us is that we do so in the spirit of how do we work together as a city and as a school district to address these issues. i know that in the past some folks on the school district end had felt the prior discussion that has taken place in this committee has been about pointing fingers, and i really think that while it's important for all of us to be accountable, that the goal here is to figure out solutions for these very complicated issues. so, it is in that spirit that i hope we have this discussion. so, with that, i turn it over to my colleague, supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. it's nice to see you. i thank you for hearing this item today. both supervisor olague and i express concern and desire of to better coordinate the work being done by the school district and other school -- excuse me, and other city departments, to support and -- to support and increase african-american students achie
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Oct 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. 1. >> hearing on the implementation of a-g course requirements in san francisco unified school district high schools. thank you very much. and this is an item, hearing request that was actually requested initially by supervisor carmen chu. commissioner fewer, do you want to say something? >> no. >> thank you. and i will now turn it to chris of the san francisco unified school district and we will be hearing from the school district shortly. >> thank you. i am the director of development and local government relations. we have one speaker from san francisco unified school district, dr. janet schultz to present. >> i welcome dr. schultz and i have actually met dr. schultz a long time ago when i was a lawyer for the school district and we worked on the consent decree. we're happy to have you. thank you dr. schultz for being here and the floor is yours. thank you supervisors and commissioners and thank you for the opportunity to come back and present further details on the data, on the status of our current juniors and their graduation, as well as some action items we have taken si
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the san francisco unified school district believe are some of the causes of this high drop-out rate? you mentioned outmigration. what are some of the other causes? what are the symptoms, why are we so sick? >> well, clearly the american high school drop-outrate -- we don't have a monopoly on that. * it's the case in most urban centers and even rural districts. so, the factors, they are complex. certainly we have our students during the school day, but it's hard to not make some correlations to sort of the other social economic factors, community factors, you know, people were saying sort of the slogan it takes a village. it takes a healthy village. some of the things we notice makes a difference is when we help students and families sort of meet some of those challenges. so, things that have proven successful in getting kids to better rates of proficiency, making mental health services available, making sure there is academic and enrichment opportunities in the summer and after school, making sure they are involved with a mentor, making sure that they're involved in advisories with
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
are occurring. san francisco unified school district's vision for student success, we do expect that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate from high school, will be ready for college and career and be equipped with the skills to be successful in the 21st century. san francisco unified adopted a bold strategic plan with three goals focused on access and equity, student achievement, and account ability. -- and accountability. and there are six key milestones our superintendent has laid out toward measuring our progress and student goals. there are a few in here i want to highlight. they're kind of chronological starting with the first milestone, and that's the percentage of students who are ready for kindergarten. and that's important to today's topic because 30% of our students, based on our assessment, are actually showing up ready for kindergarten. so, that is a point of input. we then have a fourth grade milestone where you see that number after a few years has gone up a bit to 70 and 72% for meaning in which language arts and math standards. similarly you see
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
-american students and other historically under served students of color from san francisco unified school district. this includes sfusd providing real access to a through g courses and career pathway courses at every school for every student. sfusd ensuring that adequate supports are in place for students to be successful in the a through g core sequences, prioritized for under served students of color. sfusd releasing timely and accurate data, monitoring the disparate progress and preparing students for successful graduation in 2014 and beyond. san francisco unified district in collaboration with the city and county of san francisco together identify the financial resources for crisis intervention making a broken promise and truly supporting all students in being successful, not just some. focusing on offering credit recovery opportunities like seventh period available at each high school for struggling students with a teacher present, not just online cyber high. prioritizing the students most at risk of not graduating for the classes of 2014 and 2015. smaller classes sizes for the key a
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
, san francisco unified school district. >> we'd like to recognize our guest from the consulate, education councilor from the people's republic of china, mr. bernhard able, consulate of germany, the honorable nagesh naharabi, india, the honorable dennis garrison, consul of lithuania, consul of madagascar, mr. victor flores, from the consulate of mexico and (inaudible) from mongolia and the honorable barbara (inaudible), honorable consul from the swazi republic. i would also like to recognize the honorable senator mark
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Oct 24, 2012 2:30pm PDT
francisco is continuing to give child development program in san francisco unified school district. it is a continued example of the continued commitment that the first five have and maybing the children of san francisco 0 to 5, even as funding is diminishing, our money is partly derived from smokers, we have fewer smokers in the state of california. the commission still prioritized the need and the importance of improving the quality of preschools for young children in san francisco. it is an effort to continue to close the achievement gap and the many excess gaps that provide it. it is always allowing opportunities for young children to carry important tools and strategies with them for the rest of their life. please remember the good work the first five is doing and the commitment that they have given to the san francisco unified school district, particularly in the near future when the city is going to be reconsidering reratification and authorization of many of the other bills and propositions that have been supporting the first five, thank you. >> thank you. let's move to item g,
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Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
san francisco unified was actually under court order for more than two decades because of discrimination. and a federal court order, you know, overseeing the operations of the school district could not fully address all of the issues that we're talking about . and during that time each year the school district was getting about $40 million from the state to address those issues. so, just to provide some context. so, my suggestion would be to the folks, the supervisors who requested this hearing and to many of the people that i hear, i do think it would be helpful so that we don't have a situation where we talk about this and nothing happens, to set up a small working group to come up with some suggestions in terms of moving forward whether it's the creation of a task force, whether it is, you know, something larger, because the reality is that we're talking about public education. but there are so many different issues that are a part of this that this would be a disservice to the community if we only, you know, tackled that issue. and i think that what commissioner mendoz
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Oct 24, 2012 3:30pm PDT
agreement in the amount of $35,000. in the matter of al verses san francisco unified school district, the vote of 6 ayes and one absent wins, approved the terms of the settlement agreement of the amount of 28,400. ethe board of education by six aye and one absent wins the approve of one intent to dismiss a certified certificate employee two accounts were approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent of wynns and two were approved by a vote of 4 aye and two nays and maufus and murase and two absent. >> item u, no other staff reports tonight. and in adjournment, i would like to adjourn in memory of gloria donahu, retired secretary, and administrative support from school operations. glora passed away on october 14th, after suffering a stroke visiting lake tahoe. at her side was her daughter as well as her niece, nephew, grand niece and several other living family members. glora gave this district, loyal and dedicated service for more than 20 years. she worked in the high school division for mean years under the leadership of greg bender, quinn chan and jim quinn and frank tom. she later work
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